Fuccboi (Hardback)
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Fuccboi (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 25/01/2022
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Deliciously sly and boldly original, Sean Thor Conroe’s enthralling debut about masculinity and modernity announces a completely unique new voice in fiction.

A fearless and savagely funny examination of masculinity under late capitalism, from an electrifying new voice.

Set in Philly one year into Trump's presidency, Sean Thor Conroe's audacious, freewheeling debut follows our eponymous fuccboi, Sean, as he attempts to live meaningfully in a world that doesn't seem to need him. Reconciling past, failed selves - cross-country walker, SoundCloud rapper, weed farmer - he now finds himself back in his college city, trying to write, doing stimulant-fueled bike deliveries to eat.

Unable to accept that his ex has dropped him, yet still engaged in all the same fuckery - being coy and spineless, dodging decisions, maintaining a rotation of baes - that led to her leaving in the first place. But now Sean has begun to wonder, how sustainable is this mode? How much fuckery is too much fuckery?

Written in a riotous, utterly original idiom, and slyly undercutting both the hypocrisy of our era and that of Sean himself, Fuccboi is an unvarnished, playful, and searching examination of what it means to be a man.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472293107
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 218 x 140 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Terse and intense and new and sort of fucked up but knowingly so. I loved it' - Tommy Orange, author of There There

'A book to argue and laugh with; be appalled and impressed by. Fuccboi wrestles with big questions about masculinity and modernity, but best of all are its intimate and domestic moments: like Knausgaard, Conroe has a knack for making the mundane enthralling' - Chris Power, author of A Lonely Man

'Got under my skin in the way the best writing can' - Sheila Heti, author of Motherhood

'Sean Conroe isn't one of the writers there's a hundred of. We won't tell somebody 'Sean Conroe' when we meant to say the name of another writer we got confused with Sean Conroe. He writes what's his own, his own way' - Nico Walker, author of Cherry

'Blazes a sonic trail through the tangles of experience. A contemporary kunstleroman - a coming of age of an artist. So much about the struggle to find a nourishing and communally beneficial but still honest and not self-suppressing way to be a man' - Sam Lipsyte, author of Hark

'A completely unique voice... sounds like no one I know' - Scott McClanahan, author of The Sarah Book

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